MetaSolv Software, Inc., a global leader in comprehensive operations support system (OSS) solutions for next-generation communications service providers, today announced that Cable & Wireless, one of the worldâ€™s leading international communications companies, has selected MetaSolv for its IP and next-generation OSS transformation. The multi-million dollar agreement provides Cable & Wireless with an integrated next-generation platform for activation, provisioning and configuration management across all service domains.
Cable & Wireless has already successfully deployed the first phase of the project. This phase standardizes two large and disparate MPLS-based IP networks on MetaSolvâ€™s next-generation activation platform. This enterprise-wide deployment has enabled Cable & Wireless to quickly derive significant synergies from their recent acquisition of a large European IP VPN service provider and provides the operator with a market-leading and common platform for the future growth of next-generation services.
â€œMetaSolvâ€™s IP provisioning solution has â€“ within a short time period â€“ enabled us to rapidly, seamlessly and cost-effectively consolidate two large and highly complex MPLS-based IP networks on a common platform,â€ said Mark Dearnley, Chief Information Officer at Cable & Wireless. â€œAs the implementation progresses, we will achieve significant cost savings through multi-service provisioning automation. It will also allow us to enhance our customersâ€™ experience by offering a wide range of differentiated IP services that are delivered more quickly and are more reliable.â€
After a rigorous selection process which involved several other OSS vendors, Cable & Wireless selected MetaSolv for its pre-integrated OSS portfolio and proven track record in next-generation provisioning. The agreement includes MetaSolv Activation 5, a next generation activation platform that provides activation across all service domains, and MetaSolv Provisioning 5, a next generation back office provisioning platform that manages internal network build-outs and orchestrates the essential tasks required to deliver ordered services to customers.
The transaction also includes MetaSolv Configuration Management â€“ a newly launched product that offers unique advantages when pre-integrated with MetaSolv Activation 5. MetaSolv Configuration Management is a next generation management platform that centralizes and optimizes network control operations for multi-vendor networks by implementing automated, proactive and consistent configuration management practices. When implemented with MetaSolv Activation 5, this value-added combination significantly streamlines operations and enhances service delivery by leveraging the natural synergies that exist between activation and configuration management.
â€œAs operators look to improve customer satisfaction, streamline operations and drive down costs, they need intelligent, automated IP provisioning solutions that are market-ready and provide a rapid return on investment,” said David Sharpley, MetaSolvâ€™s Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. “By delivering on these key requirements, MetaSolvâ€™s innovative pre-integrated IP provisioning platform supports and expands Cable & Wirelessâ€™ continued business and customer service leadership in IP service offerings.â€
About Cable & Wireless
Cable & Wireless is one of the worldâ€™s leading international communications companies. It operates through two standalone business units â€“ International and UK.
The International business unit operates integrated telecommunications companies in 33 countries offering mobile, broadband, domestic and international fixed line services to residential and business customers, with principal operations in the Caribbean, Panama, Macau, Monaco and the Channel Islands.
The UK business unit provides enterprise and carrier solutions to the largest users of telecoms services across the UK, US, continental Europe and Asia, and wholesale broadband services in the UK.
In Asia Pacific, its principal operations are in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore and Australia.
For more information about Cable & Wireless, go to http://www.cw.com.
MetaSolv, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSLV) is a global leader in comprehensive operations support system solutions for next-generation communications service providers. MetaSolv automates the order-to-activate provisioning process for traditional and next-generation IP-based wireline and mobile service providers. MetaSolvâ€™s multi-service, multi-technology capabilities include order management, inventory management, service activation, configuration management and network mediation. More than 170 global service providers â€“ including Brasil Telecom, BT, Cable & Wireless, O2, Singtel, Telstra, T-Mobile, UPC, Verizon Dominicana, and Vodafone â€“ use MetaSolv’s solutions to achieve increased revenues, reduced costs, and enhanced customer service. MetaSolv is a global company, headquartered in Plano, Texas. Visit www.metasolv.com for more information.